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Northwest Africa 6717
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6717
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6717
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 159 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 536 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Sep 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 6717 (NWA 6717)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010 Jan

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fairly closely-packed chondrules (mostly granular, some irregular in shape, some rimmed, up to 1.2 mm) and rare fine grained CAI in a deep brown altered matrix.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:P 2010 Jan
Mass (g):159
Pieces:2
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2-3
Fayalite (mol%):0.4-9.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.0-1.6; 1.4-1.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1-1.8; 39.3-43.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:4 g UWB, 16 g App. State
Main mass:G. Catterton
Comments:GC11-1; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7328 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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